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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by skipjimroo, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. skipjimroo

    skipjimroo Newbie
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    I just wanted to bring it to everyone's attention that Space Invaders: Infinite Gene was released on the Android Marketplace today:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=jp.co.taito.am.siInfinityGene&feature=search_result

    It's a great game of the scrolling shooter/bullet hell variety and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who feels sure they would enjoy such a thing. It may seem an odd comment to make but, as I play it, I can't help but draw parallels with Rez - due to it's heavy serving of experimental visuals, backed up with some banging music.

    There are some downsides though; the aspect ration is still suited for an iphone screen (meaning black bars at top and bottom), there's no move to SD support (filesize is 27mb) and rather bizarrely the "are you sure you want to exit?" menu is in Japanese!

    If you can look past these quibbles then you'll find it both a well spent
     



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  2. ogrenator

    ogrenator Android Enthusiast

    over $7 for that? really? no thanks ill stick to replaying Radiant over and over again...thx for the info tho..
     
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  3. skipjimroo

    skipjimroo Newbie
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    WHAT?!? It's seven bucks on your marketplace? Yeah I think I'd be telling them to cram it too.

    I think they sell it for around 1200 points on Xbox live arcade though - So I couldn't pass it up for just over a couple of quid.

    Radiant is truly a fantastic game though. Hexage are by far one of my favourite developers on the android marketplace and Radiant's a game that no-one should be without. :p
     
  4. Essex

    Essex Android Enthusiast

    The game definitely looks interesting and it has been well-received by critics, but I can't be bothered with iOS devs who simply port their games to Android. And charge a premium over the iOS version. This one is an easy "Pass". (At least until all of the kinks are ironed out)
     
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  5. TheCompBoy

    TheCompBoy Android Enthusiast

    I would totaly get this game if i had the cash.
     
  6. skipjimroo

    skipjimroo Newbie
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    Tell me about it! Especially when so many devs are finding a successful business model in porting their high-quality IOS games over for free with included ads.

    It's a pet peeve of mine when devs try to shaft the android community with a huge mark-up over the IOS price point. It's usually around that point they get a whiney e-mail from me.
     
  7. master_yoda

    master_yoda Android Enthusiast

    I found an apk for this searching for it through google ;)

    ... I didnt have the option to pay for the game since it doesnt show up on the market on my HTC Sensation for some reason.

    Game runs fine though after installing the apk, I must say I actually prefer it to radiant.

    cheers
     
  8. HeadcaseGames

    HeadcaseGames Member

    It's a really good game (I've got it on iOS) and easily worth in the neigborhood of $10 (costs $5 from what I see on the market, over here). I suspect they aren't getting a huge amount of sales due to price, and it's a shame. Hunting for APKs is hurtful and I wish mods would pressure people not to talk of such things :( Especially when a free version is available anyway. If you want to see genuine quality games on this market you really should support developers, otherwise much of what you will ever see is a consistent flow of rehashed ports.
     
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